I'm not sure if it's because of what I'm using to keep viruses off:
SuperAntiSpyware, Comodo SafeSurf, Comodo Firewall, AVG. Maybe the programs don't work well together or something. I was thinking, also, it could be running slow due to drivers/settings for the computer or internet. I use Mozilla Firefox browser.
It takes like 15 minutes to load on start-up now and it's even 10 times slower when i use any program on my computer or get on the internet. I'm also getting tons of error messages from programs because they close unexpectedly and it's driving me nuts. My computer is running so slow and it's NEVER acted like this before.(only when the computer was infected--but I'm 100% that it's clean now)
It's always been fast when I'm on the internet, I have been able to play games fine in the past, now I can't play games for the computer stopping or being non responsive.
My HDD LED stays on 99% of the time like programs are taking up tons of memory usage. Sometimes it looks like it's on solid, then other times like it's justflashing rapidly. There are possibly other things running that I don't know about but really don't need running. I'm not sure what processes belong to what program so I am scared to mess with that without help. If a process belongs to a program that I do not use or need I would rather make sure that it isn't running.
I would really appreciate the help because I can't have any fun on my computer like this. I like to write a lot and can't even use Word to write my songs and poems for fear of it closing like it's done before and me losing all my hard work. =(
Thanks, in advance, for any help to diagnose or fix what's going on here. I will keep this window open and refresh the page frequently to see if I get a response from someone so I can do what you say to get the ball rolling...as I have no clue what to do or where to start.